Our Recipe for UCAT Success

A FOCUSED Preparation journey: Success from the get-go

When designing our courses, the first question we ask ourselves is this: “What are the most important things for a student to gain entry into medicine?” After thousands of conversations with students, parents and schools and 11 years of assisting 600+ students into medical courses across Australia and New Zealand, we created THREE CORE GOALS for every single one of our courses to achieve. 

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Scoring Year-topping results,the eASy WAY

With its team of seasoned educators, iCanMed prides itself on building courses that do exactly what they're meant to do: help students score top marks.

 

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Best support for everyone, anytime

Never be left wondering what you should be doing. Ask a question at any time and we'll get back to you within 24 hours. We want to be with you every step of the way.

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INSIGHTful, updated and RELEVANT

Our collaboration with current university staff and former medical school selectors keeps us (and you) connected to the latest info. 

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What it takes to score top marks

For a student to be truly test-ready, they must undertake a preparation process that builds all essentials skills so that they have the confidence to transfer everything they’ve learnt in the classroom to the exam. Since the UCAT is not a knowledge-based test requiring the recall of information, extra effort is needed for students to master all the skills required to solve any question the test could throw at them. Furthermore, completing the test strategically helps students to maintain their composure and score the largest amount of marks in the shortest amount of time.

1. LEARNING the Correct Approach to Solving
All 14 Question Types found in the UCAT

To become great at any skill, one has to first know what the best version of that skill looks like and why it looks like that. Knowing these two characteristics of any skill allows the learner to grasp its mechanisms much quicker and identify personal weaknesses much sooner. In short, practice is futile until you know what you are meant to be practicing - and since the UCAT is a skill-based test that focuses on logical reasoning, teaching the correct skills behind solving every UCAT question type (and the rationale behind that approach) is what iCanMed does best. 

COURSE FEATURE: All iCanMed courses contain an online course that gives students access to 1000+ questions updated from the 2018 exam. The course contains over 100 lessons that teach students the theory behind every UCAT question type, followed by practice questions (quiz and exam format) and a 6-10 minute video tutorial showing students the best way to solve each of the 1000+ questions from beginning to end.

 

2. BUILDING Accuracy AND experience BY PRACTISING WITH THE MOST RECENT QUESTIONS AND RECEIVING immediate FEEDBACK

Knowing how to solve questions is just the beginning. iCanMed sets the bar high by making sure each student receives the best feedback so that questions are answered correctly every time. To achieve this, the iCanMed team sits the UCAT annually to ensure all changes are accounted for in the yearly updates to all of our courses. This means students receive the most representative UCAT questions, which resemble those used in the most recent exam in terms of their length, complexity and format. As students apply each newly-taught technique to questions belonging to the same type, they can receive personalised feedback in two ways: via the online course or during the 16-hour, face-to-face Masterclass 1.

  COURSE FEATURE:  At the end of every online lesson, each student is given the opportunity to ask an unlimited number of questions for our head coach to respond to. iCanMed guarantees a maximum 24-hour turnaround time. So whether you would like us to provide feedback about your approach or want anything from the course clarified, we are there with you every step of the way.

COURSE FEATURE: At the end of every online lesson, each student is given the opportunity to ask an unlimited number of questions for our head coach to respond to. iCanMed guarantees a maximum 24-hour turnaround time. So whether you would like us to provide feedback about your approach or want anything from the course clarified, we are there with you every step of the way.

  COURSE FEATURE (PRO):  As part of our UCAT Pro Course (click HERE for more information), each student is provided access to Masterclass 1: a two-day, 16-hour, intensive workshop that teaches the techniques behind answering all question types, while offering personalised feedback to fix misconceptions and mistakes   on the fly. Students are provided a workbook containing section 1, 2 and 3 theory, preparation checklists and 50 questions that cover all 14 question types found in the UCAT. Live demonstrations teach students the exact steps for solving each question and the rationale behind each step. Then it’s up to each student to apply the newly-learned approach to multiple questions of the same type. By the end of the two days, each student will not only have familiarised themselves with all the possible question types and how to answer them, but will also have refined their techniques.

COURSE FEATURE (PRO): As part of our UCAT Pro Course (click HERE for more information), each student is provided access to Masterclass 1: a two-day, 16-hour, intensive workshop that teaches the techniques behind answering all question types, while offering personalised feedback to fix misconceptions and mistakes on the fly. Students are provided a workbook containing section 1, 2 and 3 theory, preparation checklists and 50 questions that cover all 14 question types found in the UCAT. Live demonstrations teach students the exact steps for solving each question and the rationale behind each step. Then it’s up to each student to apply the newly-learned approach to multiple questions of the same type. By the end of the two days, each student will not only have familiarised themselves with all the possible question types and how to answer them, but will also have refined their techniques.

 

3. ENsuring exam-day readiness by literally
putting your preparation to the test

Knowing how to solve questions is just the beginning. iCanMed sets its bars high when making sure each student receives the best feedback to ensure questions are answered correctly every time. To achieve this, the iCanMed team sits the UCAT annually to ensure all changes are accounted for in the yearly updates to all our courses. This effort means students receive the most representative UCAT questions that resemble the same length, complexity and format used in the most recent exam. As students apply each newly-taught technique to questions belonging to the same type, they can receive personalised feedback in two ways: via the online course or the 16-hour face-to-face masterclass 1.

 

It’s not just about the UCAT
The Three Remaining Road Blocks

Academic Grades, Applications & Interview

A balancing act: something that all students experience during the year they apply for medicine. Since there are only 24 hours in a day, the key to obtaining success is making sure the time you spend studying offers you maximum returns. At iCanMed, we’ve taken student support to the next level by offering three additional online courses as part of the UCAT Pro Course to help students in every aspect of medical entrance and support them at every step.

Scoring top marks in every interview format

Seven modules of 200 recently-asked questions, dissected and complemented by step-by-step guidelines and exemplars, to create authentic and high-scoring answers every time.

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Writing to stand out from the rest of the competition

13 lessons to help you identify what medical selectors look for in applications and understand the seven-step method to writing the perfect application. Complete with outstanding and subpar examples.

 

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Enhancing your learning skills like never before

Whether you are in high school or university, preparing for exams is never fun. This course offers exam-taking strategies, memory techniques and subject-specific advice to make learning efficient.